The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed addressed a press conference in Abuja today where he described the CNN report on the #LekkiMassacre as one-dimensional and lacking in balance.
Mohammed said those who alleged massacre at the toll gate only succeeded in misleading the world.
He said while government awaits the outcome of the panel investigating the matter, “we cannot say that the world has just witnessed a massacre without bodies” in Lekki.
The minister insists that the military did not shoot any protesters at the toll gate.
He also leaned towards a report done by the BBC, which he claimed was based more on facts.
The Minister added that CNN should be sanctioned for misinformation and irresponsible reporting.
He referred to previous reports done by CNN which lacked balance while insisting that the military fired blank bullets into the air and not at the crowd.
He said that those who alleged there was a massacres and relatives of dead or missing family members should report at the judicial panel to lay official complaints.
He also said the CNN report conveniently excluded the looting, violence by citizens, 269 private facilities burnt and looted, 243 govt facilities vandalized.